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Central Rome McDonald's evacuated in fake bomb scare

Police search Spanish Steps spot amid panic

17 January, 15:14
Central Rome McDonald's evacuated in fake bomb scare (ANSA) - Rome, January 17 - The evacuation of a central Rome McDonald's due to a bomb threat sparked panic and shouting among tourists that spilled out onto the the world-famous Spanish Steps area on Friday.

The evacuation was triggered by an anonymous call that was made to an employee. A police probe unearthed an empty package, devoid of explosives. In the interim several adjacent streets were closed to access as a preventive measure.

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